Friday, March 18, 2011
Just Catching Up
Today is March 18, 2011. A beautiful spring more like summer day, of 83 degrees. The trees are budding and there are even flowers blooming.
While I was in the hospital, I gained a daughter, #4 son and now his wife were married! They wanted to push up the date and I told them NO, life continues to go on and you are going to get married as planned. And they did! They had someone to take a video and loads of pictures. I am so proud of them. They were married at Fallen Creek just gorgeous, am so looking forward to getting that video!
Went to two appointments on Wednesday. One to radiation and the other to the surgeons. They made my mask and did their CT scan, mapped out where they were going to target the radiation. I will have 6 weeks of radiation, one day each week I will have two doses, 6 hours apart. They are talking Chemo also, I'm not so sure about that. That would be 6 doses of radiation a week plus Chemo? Think I will do some thinking on this. This process took almost four hours.
Then to the surgeons office which took under 30 minutes! Have another swallow test next Wednesday. I have to pass this test! I am so damn hungry for food, I haven't eaten food since February 24, that's a very long time. Woke up the other morning thinking about food. Cottage cheese with fruit, cheese, swiss rolls, nachos oh and lets not forget a greasy burger! Within three weeks I Should have a skin graph on my right arm and then about one week should be able to remove all dressing and start working it again. The prosthesis is 6 months down the road. He wants to make sure everything is healed before doing it.
Today I actually felt pretty good. Got me a bath, did some laundry, ironing, balanced the check book geesh what a mess that was and of course dinner. Had to have some help tonight with peeling the potatoes for the french fries, a little hard to do with only your left hand. Son #5 was more than happy to help and together we made dinner.
Hoping tomorrow to make a couple stoma covers made of cotton for the summer. It will be a test, I have no pattern, so wish me luck. I also have to find a few, don't want just one to wear ever day, bracelet that says " I am a neck breather". I really like the hand stamped jewelry, so I am thinking like a cuff style and making one with chain with the tag in the middle, the designs are so endless.
I have ran on here long enough and still need to have George change the dressing on my arm. Thank all of you! You have been a real blessing to me and my family! I love all of you sweet friends!
Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live today. ~Brightest Blessings~